Vija Celmins: Reaching for The Stars

“For myself, I declare I don’t know anything…But the sight of the stars always makes me dream.” Vincent van Gogh In an interview with the Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins, and his fellow student from Yale University’s 1961 Summer Programme, Chuck Close suggested that only two people have ever truly been able to handle stars: Vincent…

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The Ghoulish Queen of Transformation | Mary Reid Kelley at Tate Liverpool

“What are you, the Beethoven of organs?” comes the first insult. “I’m the heart of the matter!” comes the searing the reply. “You’re the VP of Gore!” “You’re the Pollock of splatter!” This slanging match is taking place between a churlish liver and a prima donna heart that lie exposed on an operating table. As…

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